Women and gender issues

Women and gender issues

27 March 2020

The Secretary-General and top UN officials held a virtual briefing for Member States to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic as his call for global ceasefires saw positive gains in Colombia, Syria and Yemen and UNICEF continued to procure and ship protective equipment and other vital supplies to affected countries.

9 March 2020
WOM/2204

The Commission on the Status of Women opened its sixty-fourth session today, adopting a political declaration commemorating the twenty-fifth anniversary of the landmark Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, which together offer the world’s most progressive blueprint for achieving gender equality.

9 March 2020

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has identified a number of questions related to possible undeclared nuclear material and nuclear-related activities at three locations that Iran has not declared, Director-General Rafael Mariano Grossi said this morning during a briefing to IAEA Member States.

9 March 2020
SG/SM/19999

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the sixty‑fourth session of the Commission on the Status of Women, in New York today:

8 March 2020
DSG/SM/1394

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks at the International Women’s Day celebrations in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, today:

8 March 2020
DSG/SM/1395

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks at the launch of the Spotlight Initiative, in Papua New Guinea today:

6 March 2020
SG/SM/19995

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks for the International Women’s Day observance “I Am Generation Equality:  Realizing Women’s Rights”, in New York, today:

6 March 2020

The United Nations is following with concern the latest developments in Guyana, particularly allegations that the tabulation of votes from Region 4 was not done according to proper legal procedures, and takes note of statements of concern issued by international observers and ambassadors accredited to Georgetown.

6 March 2020
SG/SM/19997

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Group of Friends on Gender Parity, in New York today:

5 March 2020
SG/SM/19994

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for International Women’s Day — The Gender Power Gap, observed on 8 March:

4 March 2020

In north-east Nigeria, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said that 7.9 million people — more than 1 out of every 2 people in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States — need aid in 2020.  With an upsurge in attacks in the area over the past year, aid agencies have been forced to scale down their work.

27 February 2020

The Middle East Peace Process Special Coordinator said today he was very concerned about Israel’s announcements regarding advancement of settlement construction in many areas in the occupied West Bank.  He said that all settlements are illegal under international law and remain a substantial obstacle to peace.

27 February 2020
SG/SM/19986

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks on “women and power” at The New School in New York today:

26 February 2020

The border area of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger has become the epicentre of a fast-growing crisis marked by unprecedented levels of armed violence, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs says.  Armed assailants have forced more than 3,600 schools and 241 health centres in those countries to close.

11 February 2020
SG/SM/19968

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message for the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, observed today:

11 February 2020
SG/SM/19970

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the event “The Drive for Five:  A Call to Action for the Education of Adolescent Girls”, in New York today:

8 February 2020
SG/SM/19962

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the high-level meeting on gender equality and women’s empowerment in Africa, in Addis Ababa today:

8 February 2020
SG/SM/19964

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the She Stands for Peace book launch in Addis Ababa today:

6 February 2020
SG/SM/19960

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, observed today:

7 December 2019
DSG/SM/1377-WOM/2203

Following are UN Deputy Secretary‑General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the dinner discussion with leading women of Qatar on women’s empowerment and gender equality, in Doha today: